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    Amp thermo reset as well as high level input issues

    Ok...Couple issues with an Amp and looking for advice.
    For a few months I had the following combination in a little Chevy Aveo:
    Sony 4/3/2-Channel Xplod XM-GTX6040
    Sony Xplod XS-GTX120LW 12" Car Subwoofer
    Infinity 629I 225W (Peak) 6-1/5 x 6-3/4 -Inch Two-Ways

    The system sounded great at install (May) and got as loud as I desired....then...suddenly in July two things happened.
    1. At high volumes I first got some clipping and then a amp reset.
    2. Also...at low volumes, the amp would shut off....and if I turned it up again it turned on. (Using High Level input to turn amps on)

    More info: I mounted the amp to the back deck between speakers....I noticed it was very hot....so I think it is probably a damaged amp. I since put a wood board inbetween the amp and the deck, with a 3/4 inch gap between the amp and the board. I still have the same issues. Do you think it is damaged too much, or that I have another issue with power or ground....In other words should I get the new amp and start over with the new mounting...and would that probably take care of both issues.







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    Re: Amp thermo reset as well as high level input issues

    The input issue seems to be resolved after checking all connections.

    Though my amp is mounted to wood with an air gap to the back deck, after a time of moderate volume...it is still too hot to touch. ...and of course goes into reset.

    Can an amp not be mounted upside down as mine is to the back deck?
    Could the issue be wiring?
    Or is it that once an amp goes into protection...it will slip into it easier in the future...?




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    Re: Amp thermo reset as well as high level input issues

    Ok....thanks to the quick expert advice in this forum, I was able to fix my Amp overheating problems. You are all so wise. Here's how...I unmounted my amp but left it hooked up....then put it into a plastic bag with a PVC pipe for ventilation...then filled out a 5 gallon pail with water and submersed the amp into it and placed it in the trunk....Hasn't overheated yet...




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